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Monday Mailbag: Is Francisco Lindor Worth the Hype?

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Then take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I play in a 10 team, 6 keeper and 3 prospect (rookie year plus one eligibility...
Via Baseball Professor
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Salazar’s Demotion In Cleveland

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to enter into a drawing for a free copy of OOTP16. Just follow the steps below: The drawing will take place a week from today on April 1st. Step 1: Give a written review the Profcast on iTunes (not just a star rating). Step 2. Fill out the entry form. Step 3. Sit tight, and hope you get lucky! If you’ve already submitted...
Via Baseball Professor
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The K/BB Can’t Save The Sala Czar

Danny Salazar was sent to the minors because the Indians are trying to make life difficult for themselves. As someone who needs to pat their lip with a kerchief after a sip of anything, I know about making your life difficult, but my mustache makes me sexy, Salazar going to the minors does the exact opposite. Behind this move was almost definitely The House of McAllister trying...
Via Razzball
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister and TJ House Win Last Two Rotation Spots for Indians

The Cleveland Indians today have announced that RHP Zach McAllister and LHP TJ House have both won the two vacant rotation spots coming out of Spring Training. They beat out flamethrower Danny Salazar, Josh Tomlin, and Bruce Chen. In 19 IP this spring, McAllister was 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 24 strikeouts. The announcement comes a day after McAllister had an impressive start for the...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Swarzak makes Cleveland Indians roster; Josh Tomlin sent down

Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak made the Cleveland Indians roster out of spring training, the team announced on Sunday morning. Starter Josh Tomlin was sent down to Triple-A Columbus. TJ House and Zach McAllister won out the final two rotation spots. Swarzak, 29, has spent his entire baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. A second-round pick in 2004, he was once...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ramirez Provides Indians With More Than Depth

The defensive woes of the Indians were some of the more frequently noted problems plaguing Cleveland throughout their third place finish last season. There is an expectation that the team will be improved from a defensive standpoint for 2015, and while it may be difficult to determine where on the field the Indians will be better behind their pitchers, there is one spot on the diamond...

Corey Kluber: Weekly Pitcher’s Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on the reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The Cleveland Indians‘ Opening Day starter really came out of nowhere last season, and now enters the 2015 season with perhaps added pressure to try and duplicate the strong performance. Kluber will be entering his fifth year with the Indians, but the expectations will be higher than ever before...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Four bold predictions for 2015

With Opening Day just nine days away, the Cleveland Indians are nearing the start of a much anticipated season. People are predicting big things for this club, and here are some of my bold predictions for the 2015 Cleveland Indians: 1. Carlos Carrasco will finish in the top 5 in the AL Cy Young vote Carlos Carrasco As I mentioned in my Cleveland Indians season preview, Carlos...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burning River Predicts the Future: 2015 Indians Edition

Every year the staff at BurningRiverBaseball.com incorrectly predicts who they think will be the Indians statistical leaders by the end of the season as well as the winners of the Burning River Awards given out at the end of the year. Proving how impossible it is to predict, very rarely do we get things right, but it won’t keep us from trying. Prognosticators this year include...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles Can Do It All

Utility man Mike Aviles played six different positions for the Indians last year: - 26 games at third base - 33 games at second base - 27 games in left field - 15 games at shortstop - 3 games in center field - 3 games in right field Aviles also pinch hit 12 times and pinch ran twice. This versatility is one reason why the Tribe exercised their 2015 club option on Aviles, who will...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Prank Jose Ramirez To Teach Him A Lesson In Parking

No word on whether Jose's car is still at short. #TribeSpring pic.twitter.com/2Nh4nSOb2c — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 26, 2015 On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians proudly showcased a prank that the team played on shortstop Jose Ramirez. The team apparently did not approve of the way that Ramirez had carelessly parked his car in the team’s Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar Demoted After Rough Start

After a month of telling you to ignore Spring Training stats, especially the amount of home runs allowed in the offense friendly Goodyear Ballpark, the Indians are telling you the opposite. Less than one day after saying that no one start will make or break a pitcher’s chance at the starting rotation, Danny Salazar has been demoted to AAA, essentially setting the starting rotation...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians send RHP Danny Salazar to minors

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Indians have optioned Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus. Salazar had been in the running to win one of the two open spots in Cleveland's starting rotation, but the right-hander has struggled this spring and the Indians sent him back to the minors. With Salazar out of the running, left-hander T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin are vying for the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There was also some disappointment for many fans as Francisco Lindor was also...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians prank Jose Ramirez, park his car at shortstop

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez should stop leaving his car keys in the hands of people he doesn’t trust. If not, he could find his BMW fielding a ground ball without a glove on. On Thursday morning, the Indians decided to prank Ramirez by parking his car in his office, essentially. It's a beautiful morning...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Ramirez’s car plays a little shortstop

It’s understandable if the Indians want more speed on defense, but this is ridiculous. Jose Ramirez’s BMW was parked at his shortstop position when the team took the field at their Goodyear, Arizona facility Thursday morning. The youngster apparently has a reputation for parking his ride wherever he sees fit, and his teammates pranked him by putting it smack in the middle...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A tough decision on the Cleveland Indians final rotation spot

This team may have the most consistent year-to-year roster retention it has had in decades. Although there weren’t any major splashes in free agency, the Indians did not lose any of its foundation either and henceforth, look to be promising in the upcoming season. However, their lone pitching pickup, Gavin Floyd, has re-aggravated his elbow and will be out indefinitely. This...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians have high hopes for their young pitching staff

It is crazy to see how things can change in a year. Coming off his greatest season in the big leagues, Tribe ace Corey Kluber will have the attention of every opponent he faces this season. No longer will the 28 year-old be able to sneak up on teams, nor will he get to face some of the opposing team’s weaker players. The right-handed pitcher will have to be ready for every team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time for Francisco Lindor in Cleveland

Last summer I stood on the field before the Eastern League All-Star Game and spoke with Francisco Lindor about his life, his development and his future with the Cleveland Indians. When I asked him if he received the call to the big leagues, if he felt he was ready, his answer was like most every thing he does; outstanding and far better than you would expect from a 21-year old. “If...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training: .@ClevelandJeff thank you for being rational haha people freak out about games that don't...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Spring Training: Club Leaning on Francona for Optimism

  The Indians and the rest of Major League Baseball kicked off Spring Training just over two weeks ago, and there have already been developments in the clubhouse, and things that will affect the Tribe for the remainder of the season. After Gavin Floyd’s routine bullpen session earlier this week, Floyd stopped early due to some soreness in his right elbow. Team doctors had him...
Via Hot Stove MLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Cleveland Indians

When the Indians brought Terry Francona, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn on prior to the 2013 season it signified a changing of eras for the Tribe. Along with a core of Michael Brantley, Corey Kluber, Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes, the Indians have had winning seasons each of the past two seasons and look to improve upon those records in 2015. With most of the team under control through...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians prank Bauer after his terrible outing

  If you’re a pitcher who gives up back-to-back-to-back home runs, chances are you’ll be the butt of a few jokes in the clubhouse.   For Trever Bauer, that certainly was the case. The Cleveland Indians starter gave up consecutive solo shots to Chicago Cubs prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant in the fourth inning of their spring training matchup...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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